– Heartwood Path Waypoint 1.112 –
The Solution In You
Seek Inner World Reparations
Here we have two key fixes––important things to do to make your world better for yourself and others. The first is to seek inner world reparations for yourself. The second is to motivate others to do the same thing.
These structures provide one with a wide range of suitable options. Humans do not have to rely solely on dogma, faith, or non-verifiable conjectures but can acquire direct experiential evidence and data to make confirmations regarding the inner world. The human brain generates a variety of electromagnetic frequencies, depending on our activities: beta waves (14-30 Hz) during awake, alert consciousness; alpha waves (9-13 Hz) during relaxation, calmness, lucidity, and absence of thinking; theta waves (4-8 Hz) dreamful sleep, deep relaxation, meditation, and mental imagery; and delta waves (1-3 Hz) during deep, dreamless sleep.
With this variety of brain functioning, humans can summon, receive, and process empirical (or experiential) evidence. This evidence need not only come from sensory empericism—which is how one can prove assertions in the Realm of Exteriority with one’s senses. Evidence may come from either mental empericism or spiritual empericism—two ways to prove assertions in the Realm of Interiority.
These two forms of empiricism are vital tools for eartHearts. Mental empericism includes logic, mathematics, semiotics (the philosophical theory of signs and symbols), phenomenology (the branch of science dealing with the description and classification of phenomena, and hermaneutics (the study of methodological principles of interpretation and explanation). Spiritual empericism includes: mysticism (the experience of mystical union or direct communion with ultimate reality); spiritual experiences; satori (sudden enlightenment and a state of consciousness obtained by intuitive illumination); samadhi (the ultimate, ecstatic state of acute awareness through two general types of meditation):
The first type is savikalpa samadhi. This practice is a type of meditation wherein the practitioner focuses on the mental object of form. Since your chosen, attractive, natural beings are “objects of form,” this is the type of meditation most often practiced along the Heartwood Path. Meditating on your being, on form, produces:
Savikalpa samadhi leads the practitioner to becoming a saint, a primary goal of those who follow the Heartwood Path.
The second type is nirvikalpa samadhi. This practice is a type of meditation wherein the practitioner focuses on mental objects without form, such as thoughts themselves. We won’t be doing much nirvikalpa meditation since it leads to sageness rather than saintliness. It is, nevertheless, important to know the distinction between the two forms of samadhi and to be capable of practicing both forms of meditation—savikalpa the most, since we will be seeking the formation of enduring saints; but also nirvikalpa somewhat since even a brief peak into the level of a sage will be an an instructive, “ah-ha” moment.
Meditating on formlessness produces:
Unfortunately, just knowing what samadhi is does not get you there. Fortunately there is a well worn path for you to follow. Getting this far on the Heartwood Path means that you have already started on your way—note in the following list how the first step towards samadhi is also the first major topic of the Heartwood Path—universal principles. Having just completed the Overture to the Heartwood Path, you may also note the similarities between the progression of this series of courses and Yoga Master Patanjol’s eight steps towards samadhi. With a few worthwhile departures in procedures and purpose, both the Heartwood Path courses and Patanjoli’s steps to samadhi lead in a similar fashion to unitive consciousness (already described).
We shall identify the eight steps towards samadhi here, and then offer elaboration and related activities for the first three here and the last five at Waypoint 55 of the Heartwood Path: Egos course. The steps toward samadhi are:
The topic of the attainment of samadhi is addressed in the first two courses of the Heartwood Path so that the participants are given an ample chance to achieve universal consciousness—which makes them feel that environmental protection is the same thing as self protection— before proceeding on to the two Heartwood Path courses about going into action—Activos and Collectivos.